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If you are purchasing from within the European Union (EU), VAT at the relevant rate will be applied.

For delivery in the UK, books and printed music are subject to VAT at 0%; CDs, cassettes and CD-ROMs attract VAT at the standard rate, currently 20%. These rates will also apply to the following EU territories: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

For deliveries to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and The Netherlands, VAT at local rates will be charged.

The Balearic Islands, Monaco and the Isle of Man are classified as part of the EU for VAT purposes. The Canary Islands and the Channel Islands are classified as outside of the EU for VAT purposes.

If you are in the EU outside the UK/Isle of Man and are registered for VAT, you will not be able to use our online ordering system. We will be happy to take your order and you should refer to How to Order for other methods of ordering. Please ensure you supply us with your VAT number.

OUP's VAT registration numbers for each territory are shown below.

  • UK (VAT number: GB125506730)
  • Austria (VAT number: ATU66914878)
  • Belgium (VAT number: BE453521619) 
  • Denmark (VAT number: DK21832073)
  • Finland (VAT number: FI1540859-4)
  • France (VAT number: FR8435093467500017) 
  • Germany (VAT number: DE112144487) 
  • Greece (VAT number: EL998160526)
  • Ireland (VAT number: IE9507061A) 
  • Italy (VAT number: IT11492960155)
  • Netherlands (VAT number: NL817695783B01)
  • Poland (VAT number: PL5263164925)
  • Portugal (VAT number: PT980548888)
  • Spain (VAT number: ESN0065351I)
  • Sweden (VAT number: SE 502052817901)

For territories outside the European Union, VAT will not be charged except for the following:

Canada - GST will be charged on books and printed music, GST/HST will be charged on CDs, cassettes and CD-ROMs.

United States - sales tax may be charged in certain states where OUP has nexus.

Please note that if the delivery destination of your order is outside of the European Community, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when your order reaches that destination. Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.


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Oxford University Press ebooks are available from a range of online retailers and library suppliers.

Our ebooks range across most subject areas including the humanities, social sciences, science, medicine, law and children's fiction. Books within popular series such as Oxford World's Classics and Very Short Introductions are widely available, alongside general interest titles, professional books and academic monographs.

OUP ebooks can be purchased from various online stores, including:

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OUP ebooks can also be purchased by libraries through our library supply partners, including:

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Please note that not all titles are available from all suppliers.

Whilst we are working hard to ensure that ebooks are available at the same time as the printed book, on some occasions there may be a delay.


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